Minneapolis Archive

  • (Lyn-Lake, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1154th bar, first visited in 2016. (Also known as “Uptown VFW”) It’s not often that a VFW shows up on nearly every list of must-see bars...

    #1154: James Ballentine VFW Post #246

    (Lyn-Lake, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1154th bar, first visited in 2016. (Also known as “Uptown VFW”) It’s not often that a VFW shows up on nearly every list of must-see bars...

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  • (Hawthorne, Minneapolis, MN) Formerly Stand-Up Frank’s Scooter’s 1153rd bar, first visited in 2016. I have a strict rule that I cannot count count a bar on this list if it’s...

    #1153: Donnie Dirk’s Zombie Den

    (Hawthorne, Minneapolis, MN) Formerly Stand-Up Frank’s Scooter’s 1153rd bar, first visited in 2016. I have a strict rule that I cannot count count a bar on this list if it’s...

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  • (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1151st bar, first visited in 2016. My apologies for the poor outdoor photo, a torrential rainstorm began right as we paid our tab at Nomad...

    #1151: Palmer’s Bar

    (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1151st bar, first visited in 2016. My apologies for the poor outdoor photo, a torrential rainstorm began right as we paid our tab at Nomad...

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  • (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1150th bar, first visited in 2016. This wasn’t originally on our list but the bartender at The Local (who also works here) recommended it. In...

    #1150: Nomad World Pub

    (West Bank, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1150th bar, first visited in 2016. This wasn’t originally on our list but the bartender at The Local (who also works here) recommended it. In...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1149th bar, first visited in 2016. Nice German restaurant / beer hall with a small sidewalk patio. As we approached we noticed a number of people...

    #1149: Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1149th bar, first visited in 2016. Nice German restaurant / beer hall with a small sidewalk patio. As we approached we noticed a number of people...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1148th bar, first visited in 2016. Beautiful and large Irish pub in the heart of downtown with a big sidewalk seating area. I was disappointed to...

    #1148: The Local

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1148th bar, first visited in 2016. Beautiful and large Irish pub in the heart of downtown with a big sidewalk seating area. I was disappointed to...

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  • (Nordeast, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1147th bar, first visited in 2016. New incarnation in a new location, so ten years later, to the day, I get to claim it again! Large...

    #1147: Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge

    (Nordeast, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1147th bar, first visited in 2016. New incarnation in a new location, so ten years later, to the day, I get to claim it again! Large...

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  • (Nordeast, Minneapolis, MN) Formerly Psycho Suzi’s Scooter’s 1146th bar, first visited in 2016. Kitschy to borderline bizarre country-club themed bar, complete with event space, a restaurant, indoor and outdoor dining/drinking,...

    #1146: Betty Danger’s Country Club

    (Nordeast, Minneapolis, MN) Formerly Psycho Suzi’s Scooter’s 1146th bar, first visited in 2016. Kitschy to borderline bizarre country-club themed bar, complete with event space, a restaurant, indoor and outdoor dining/drinking,...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1145th bar, first visited in 2016. Downtown dive bar, plastered with dollar bills, that opens early for breakfast. I had pancakes and Wild Burnette (brown ale)...

    #1145: Cuzzy’s

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1145th bar, first visited in 2016. Downtown dive bar, plastered with dollar bills, that opens early for breakfast. I had pancakes and Wild Burnette (brown ale)...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1144th bar, first visited in 2016. This wasn’t a planned stop as we had thought it closed at 11pm on Thursdays, but when we passed by...

    #1144: Town Hall Brewery

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1144th bar, first visited in 2016. This wasn’t a planned stop as we had thought it closed at 11pm on Thursdays, but when we passed by...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) 44.972875, -93.247651 Scooter’s 1143rd bar, first visited in 2016. Spacious sorts bar with an attached comedy club. Large rectangular central bar island. I had the Bent Paddle...

    #1143: The Corner Bar

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) 44.972875, -93.247651 Scooter’s 1143rd bar, first visited in 2016. Spacious sorts bar with an attached comedy club. Large rectangular central bar island. I had the Bent Paddle...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1142nd bar, first visited in 2016. Small, popular restaurant + bar. As with most places we visitied in the Twin Cities, it was bustling. I had...

    #1142: Maxwell’s American Pub

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1142nd bar, first visited in 2016. Small, popular restaurant + bar. As with most places we visitied in the Twin Cities, it was bustling. I had...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1141st bar, first visited in 2016. Local microbrewery across the street from the hotel we were originally supposed to stay at before a transformer blew. I...

    #1141: Day Block Brewing Company

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1141st bar, first visited in 2016. Local microbrewery across the street from the hotel we were originally supposed to stay at before a transformer blew. I...

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  • (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1140th bar, first visited in 2016. Craft beer bar with a good selection of local beers. I had fish & chips, which were good, but I...

    #1140: Republic

    (Downtown, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 1140th bar, first visited in 2016. Craft beer bar with a good selection of local beers. I had fish & chips, which were good, but I...

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  • (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 173rd bar, first visited in 2006. Pretty good pizza. More of a family restaurant — the railroad theme gears it to kids, but it did...

    #173: Broadway Pizza

    (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 173rd bar, first visited in 2006. Pretty good pizza. More of a family restaurant — the railroad theme gears it to kids, but it did...

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  • (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 172nd bar, first visited in 2006. This place was big, really big, and featured a patio at one end. Brandon did some exploring and found...

    #172: Legends Cafe

    (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 172nd bar, first visited in 2006. This place was big, really big, and featured a patio at one end. Brandon did some exploring and found...

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  • (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 171st bar, first visited in 2006. This was a multi-room place — originally had been one small bar but the owner had gradually bought the...

    #171: Nye’s Polonaise Room

    (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 171st bar, first visited in 2006. This was a multi-room place — originally had been one small bar but the owner had gradually bought the...

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  • (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 170th bar, first visited in 2006. Elsie’s is either a bowling alley with a separate bar and restaurant, or it’s a restaurant/bar with a bowling...

    #170: Elsie’s Restaurant

    (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 170th bar, first visited in 2006. Elsie’s is either a bowling alley with a separate bar and restaurant, or it’s a restaurant/bar with a bowling...

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  • (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 169th bar, first visited in 2006. Based on the name I assumed this would be some sort of high brow place but it turned out...

    #169: N E Yacht Club

    (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Scooter’s 169th bar, first visited in 2006. Based on the name I assumed this would be some sort of high brow place but it turned out...

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  • (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Formerly Laura’s Scooter’s 168th bar, first visited in 2006. Originally a sports bar, local police started hanging out so the theme switched to a police bar....

    #168: Scott’s 1029 Bar

    (Nord East, Minneapolis, MN) Formerly Laura’s Scooter’s 168th bar, first visited in 2006. Originally a sports bar, local police started hanging out so the theme switched to a police bar....

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  • (North Side, Minneapolis, MN) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Several drugs busts and a liquor license violation led to be being shut down in...

    #167: Johnny A’s 200 Club

    (North Side, Minneapolis, MN) Closed, but a new bar has opened in the same location. Several drugs busts and a liquor license violation led to be being shut down in...

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